Knee pain is a common complaint in people of all ages. Our Oakville chiropractor has designed an exercise program for acute, new knee pain. These exercises include simple range of motion and gentle muscle activations to help get the rehabilitation process started. These exercises are suitable for painful knees, and they are just a starting point to more advanced strengthening exercises.
The knee is a hinge joint, therefore it primarily moves in two directions. Flexion and extension are the two main movements of the knee but there is a slight amount of rotation that happens at the knee joint as well. Knee pain can be caused by trauma, mechanical issues, arthritis, or autoimmune diseases.
Slips, twisting on a planted foot, muscle imbalances, direct trauma to the knee and overuse injuries are common mechanisms of injury. Common symptoms of knee pain include swelling, stiffness, weakness or instability, popping, clicking or locking. In younger populations conditions like patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendonitis, and ligament injuries are observed. In older populations, meniscus tears and osteoarthritis related pain are more common.